How to Make Yourself Prepared for Verbal Interview

How to Make Yourself Prepared for Verbal Interview

How to Make Yourself Prepared for Verbal Interview

‘Viva’ or ‘verbal interview’ is the hurdle to defense yourself, knowledge or thoughts. Sometimes it becomes so hard to overcome the total pressure of facing a verbal interview. For an experienced person, it is more common to do meetings, to give presentations, etc. So they are habituated with the fact & face any interview easily, whatever its job interviews or not. For fresh graduates, it is the hardest part for stating their career. Tension, pressure, confusion, dilemma all things come along facing a viva. By reading this article, it will be helpful for anyone howHow to Make Yourself Prepared for Verbal Interview

I) Steps to Follow After Getting an Interview Call

Basic Interview Steps to Follow

1) Research And Analysis

It may be 15 days or 7 days or a day before your interview when you received an interview call. Nowadays in general, most of the company prefer to call a candidate for an interview before 2 days minimum. In some cases, it may be just a night difference between your call & attendance. Don’t be panicked. If it is from any renown company, then it is a positive side & takes it as energy to face the interview. Whether it is renown or non-renown company, as you are not an employee there, you might not know company details. In modern time, it’s become easier to know any company & its profile through the internet. Use a search engine & visit the company website. You will get some common idea about the company. It’s a good practice to search in LinkedIn about the company. Maybe you will find some people working there. Try to visit their profile, can get some work information, company condition. Luckily if you get someone from the relevant department who you think maybe your interviewer, can find some info about his/her thinking, personal approach, etc. You can also search for another social networking site to repeat the same.

2) Homework and Question

If you are going to face the interview which is relevant to your academic skills, you must go through the top topics before facing the interview. If it is not relevant to academic skills, you might be thinking about what should you go through. Don’t be upset, there are several tips for you. You can check the JD (job description) which is the main element to know what types of questions are waiting for you. Try to memorize the minimum three major responsibilities for this job, you may be asked to describe a short note on JD. Also, read job location, additional requirements, special qualification was required for the job. Make Google search on JD, you will find some elaborate description. Read them & get confidence. It is nice if you know someone from the company or industry. Then it will easier to find the information about the interviewer. Prepare yourself for some widely asked questions, like introducing yourself, strength & weakness of yourself, your achievements, your inspirations, your mission & vision, why you are leaving the previous company, etc. Another important thing is the expected salary. In some companies it is fixed for a specific position, they will just tell you & ask if you are ready to accept their strategy. In most case, they will know your demand & negotiate with you. So before the interview is ready to face that part, don’t forget to tell you current remuneration relevant with your expectation when it will be asked. Sometimes after the interview, the last session becomes questionnaires session & you may be asked to ask them if you have any query. In some cases, it is the hardest part, so make yourself prepared for that part. It’s better not to ask about company vision or their loss & profit because you are not that important person they will love to share that information. You may ask how this job is going to be fruitful for your long career path, what extraordinary they do for their employees, how can you built your career to reach his/her position or technically can ask whether they feel you are right for this job. These are the homework you should do.

3) Practice and Plan

You can do practice before approaching your interview. A mirror can be your best friend. Stand in front of the mirror. Be the interviewer & interviewee, face the real challenge by yourself. Ask liberally, answer confidently & politely. Assume the scenario of interview board & close your eyes to get the full fell. It is best practice for a fresher. If you are getting used to face interview & still have a fear for it, then you can get help from your friends or family member to get into the process. Try to think all positive & negative aspects, think interviewer are not happy with your answer, how will you overcome the situation. Think they are satisfied with your answer, how you will react with gratitude. Think how to deal if salary negotiation or any bonding phase come & prepare yourself for that. By this time, you should plan your journey as per interview schedule. If you are supposed to attend on the morning schedule, you must be earlier to reach on time because it’s official start hour. Plan which route, the vehicle you want to choose. In some cases, for ladies who want to take along parents or spouse along with you, make sure it doesn’t make any disturbance for the workplace you are going for an interview.

II) Steps to follow Before the Interview

1) Dress-up Etiquettes

Dress-up sense has a direct impact on the interview. It is necessary to choose the perfect dress for an interview. In some cases, interviewee forgets that he/she is not going to attend any fancy program or weeding. It is advice able by professionals to choose a soft color dress. For man, he can choose white, off-white, grey, sky-blue, lower shaded blue or purple single color, vertical stripe or check full sleeve shirt. It’s better not to choose a horizontal stripe as it has an impact on eye vision & height. He can choose a simple & shade matching tie if wish, though it is not mandatory. Can wear a blazer, coat or jacket if it is winter season. Try to avoid fancy stuff, even wearing a blazer or jacket or tie in summer. Gents can wear a wristwatch with a casual model. Choose formal shoes which don’t sound when you walk. Sometimes you have to take off your shoes, make sure your socks are odor-free & clean. For ladies, she can wear salwar kameez, saree, western wear as per company profile & her job criteria. In this case, it is advice able not to wear something which is not modest, try to be classy with simple, avoid tight-fitting dress. Try to choose a light color dress, less makeup & accessories as well as slippers. Sometimes for height issue, you may use hills but should select that which doesn’t make a sound when you walk. As usually can carry a simple handbag & wear a wristwatch not so fancy. It is professional advice to avoid black color dress as it reflects proudness in some case. In both case try to avoid the odor as you will have to make a journey & reach there, so can use a light smell perfume. Gents should be clean shaved & if you have a beard then must be in a good shape. You can exfoliate your face before night, it is going to look yourself cheerful. You can keep tissue & a comb so that you can fix your hair anytime. Make sure you brush your teeth properly on that day & have clean & small nails.

2) Sleep and Meal

It is necessary to have a sound sleep just before night if you have a morning scheduled interview. If you have an after lunch schedule you can take a nap of thirty minutes before two or three hours of the interview. It will help you to look fresh. Don’t let your tension to look beyond your face. Have a good & healthy breakfast or lunch. An empty stomach can block the cells of your brain to work & think properly. If you are a smoker avoid smoking that day to avoid bad smell. In some companies, it is restricted to hire smokers.

3) Printout and Confidence

Don’t forget to take a printout of your CV or resume. Attached a printed photograph on it, keep it in an envelope. Don’t forget to write your name, mobile no., email id, applied job, etc. on the envelope. It is best practice to keep a pen, pencil, scale, calculator while going for an interview. You may have to face written interview. Finally, before you leave your home, can go through important topics or just recall them. Always be confident & calm. You are going to meet some new people, not for war. So don’t give yourself unnecessary pressure. To avoid tension, you can take a warm bath before being dressed up. Take a deep breath, smile & step out for your interview to be on time.

III) Steps to Follow on Arrival at Interview

1) Startup Professionally

It is a minimum professional etiquette to reach before fifteen minutes. If you have to face the security guard, then tell them about your interview, hopefully, they will be aware of the schedule. As per company security rules, you may have to document your arrival time & get a visiting card; it is good to wear visiting card rather than keeping it in your bag or pocket. Then you have to go forward to the human resource department as per their instruction. You can greet them by good morning or good afternoon, or using salam or Adab, additionally asking how are you with a bright smile.

2) Calm Waiting

It is good practice to wait calmly & professionally when you are sitting for an interview. By this time, you may get fresh & up to look yourself confident. You should make your mobile phone silent mood & obviously it is not the time to chew gum or chatting with your friends by using your mobile phone. You may take a glass of water. In most case, tea or water is provided. Don’t make a sound while taking tea or coffee, it may bring a bad impression. Sometimes you might face written interview before the viva. Face confidently. Avoid cheating, using a mobile phone, ask permission before using a calculator, don’t side talk. When you are finished, follow their instructions. Avoid finger-boiling or gossiping with Competitors, a small introduction is acceptable. If you find a business magazine or corporate brochures, you can flick through these while waiting for your turn. You can keep your CV & a pen on your hand, it helps to be confident.

3) Attend the Interview

When it’s your turn, check if you have to remove your shoes or not. Ask polite permission before entering into the room. It may be a round table, a flat table or a circular table full of people. Greet them & wait until they tell you to take your seat. Sitting properly is an art. Don’t rush & sit with noise. Just make a proper positioning of chair & yourself & then sit. Make sure tension are not in your forehead & try to keep a smiley face, not so, a moderate. Give your best to face the questions. If you see your CV or resume are in front of them, no need to give them your CV. If not, you can approach it. Do eye contact while making conversation. If more than three persons then while answering, try to look at everyone periodically. If an interviewer asks you in Bangla, you can use the same language. If they talk in English, you have to speak English. Try to migrate their attention to yourself by your answer. After completing your interview, you might thank them for giving you the chance & greet them finally. Keep the chair in the right place & out of the room without making any unnecessary sound.

The interview is the most important part of a career. If you have a fear of facing an interview, success will be a locked room for you. It will be beneficial for you if you can follow mentioned three major steps followed by nine sub-steps, it will be easier for you to overcome the fear. If you habituated with these, you will feel good any interview facing. You can also use these steps for public speaking, meetings, presentations, seminars, etc. Best of luck for your upcoming interview.

Written by
Sharmin Akther Diba
Industrial & Production Engineer
Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology
Email: [email protected]
LinkedIn: Sharmin Akther Diba

How to Start Your Career as a Fresh Graduate of Industrial Engineer and Textile Engineer

How to Start Your Career as Fresh Graduate of Industrial Engineer and Textile Engineer

Graduated’, we sometimes love to share it in our social networking site or celebrate the moment with friends & family. This word comes along with goal, responsibilities, career, future etc. In the applied engineering section, Industrial Engineering and Textile Engineering are two preferred departments not only for a career but also for wide acceptance. After completing graduation from Industrial & Production Engineering or Textile Engineering, fresher sometimes fall in confusion, frustration or sometimes they are trying to move any other career field which is not relevant to their academic qualification. By reading this content, hopefully, you will get some ideas of how How to Start Your Career as a Fresh Graduate of Industrial Engineer and Textile Engineer.

Approach to select a proper career for fresh Industrial Engineer & Textile Engineer
Approach to select a proper career for fresh Industrial Engineer & Textile Engineer

Initiatives from University Life

  1. From second year undergraduate students start their relevant courses. It is necessary to know full course curriculum. It’s good practice to make open discussion with seniors who are in third year or final year, to know about how to be prepared for upcoming courses or how should be inclined with study. For textile engineering undergraduates, a soft advice to know the depth & importance of choosing major at third year, as this choice mostly define their career.
  2. A final year student should focus on the importance of academic courses in his/her career. If he/she obtained an outstanding result, then can focus on continuing that with a vision to make footsteps in teaching profession or may be for BCS, government job or private job as per choices. On contrary, if anyone unable to achieve good results then they should not crave for this anymore and concentrate of what to learn. You are not getting a good score that doesn’t mean you know less. May be your choices & preferences are different. Try to think that level, don’t be frustrated. That is the golden time of your life to be prepare for future, make yourself prepared for the result of being ‘graduated’.
  3. When you pass half of the time of final year, it’s the time to find your strength, weakness, opportunities and threats (do a SWOT analysis of yourself). For example, you have good result (may be CGPA 3.75 or up) focus on that & u can easily prepared yourself for teaching profession; you have middle range CGPA and want to work for a bank or multinational company in future, focus on that; you are in low range CGPA, don’t get upset, look at your strength & opportunities. May be you are good at AutoCAD, may be you completed a course on lean manufacturing, may be you know a lot about practical implementation of courses, then why this fear! Don’t waste your time & focus on thesis/ internship/ project which will work as a ladder to reach your desired interest area
  4. You just finished your final exam, continuing your thesis/ project/ internship, now it is your time to select your career!

Career Path Selection

  1. You were so busy with your courses that didn’t get time to make a curriculum vitae or resume! If not, don’t be sad, you can make it now! Take help from google, get templates and make you own CV, may be you can get advice from your teachers or seniors. You are not competing to be a CEO, so no need to write your CV from professional CV writer. By writing your CV may be way to know yourself well & it is the first time a fresher can understand his/her strength well.
  2. You know your seniors; you are a member of your university career hunt team, try to interact with them often. You will get so many job information suited for your career. You start to open profile in several job portals. Some of favorite job portals are,,,, Chakrir Khobor, Job Tips, Protom Alo jobs etc. Don’t forget to take a suitable photograph for your CV. Make template cover letter for yourself, it is necessary for applying some category jobs. Get yourself fully prepared.
  3. Consult yourself, your family, your seniors, your teachers or you can take help from google which type of job or career path matches your qualification. Once you set, then go for it. Apply job portal, take job circulation from seniors & apply. Oh yes, you didn’t complete your graduation yet! So what, you are ready to apply for jobs from now. If you are planning to do earlier two steps after graduation your goals are intangible yet!
  4. You can complete some small timeline professional courses, get Microsoft (Excel, Power point, Word) lessons and make yourself an attractive package that anybody would like to grab. By this time, you complete your thesis/ project/ internship. Forget your fear, remove your shyness, erase your tag whether you are from private university or public university. you know yourself, you already made your CV, did SWOT of yours, set up career goals, applied for jobs, most importantly you are graduated now. Hurrah!

Get Into Career

  1. For textile engineer or industrial engineer (who want to choose textile or garments sector) it is necessary to fix if you want to work in garments or textile or spinning. Then decide whether it is woven, knit, denim, lingerie or sweater section you want to establish your career. Then divide your thoughts into several subsections like, whether you want to work in knitting, weaving, dyeing, washing, cutting, printing, sewing, finishing, quality, logistics etc. Then draw a decision tree of several departments like Quality Management, Industrial Engineering, Planning & Co-ordination, Marketing & Merchandising, Supply Chain, Production, Operation, Procurement etc. Do analysis from job portal JD (Job description), google & take information from seniors. Match which fields suits your potential most & which you have interest. Oh yes, by this time you got interview calls, Congratulations!
  2. You know your preference area. So you are going to be ready for this competitive world. Make a self-analysis before interview, google on company which is interested in you, take a print of your CV, read JD properly, know basic question which may be interrogated or asked, have a fresh look, be on time & yes after 5 minutes it will be your call to attend the interview!
  3. Sometimes it may be 2 or 3 steps of interview for fresher. Logical analysis, departmental questionaries’ & verbal interview. Complete first two steps confidently with proper time management. When you are on verbal interview board, be confident again, be honest, be straight forward, be proper goal oriented, try to focus them towards you by your answers, hey, it’s you, an Engineer!
  4. May be you will fail; may be you will get a job offer! In first case, focus on your goal & ready to repeat the same cycle. You are experienced & more confident than before, Congratulations! In second case, you got the job offer, Congratulations! You are on the first step of unbound steps of your stair. Learn, learn & learn how to reach the tangible goals! Good luck!

Graduation will be a blessing, if you follow mentioned three steps & twelve sub-steps. In developed countries so many colleges & universities have counseling department where they help students to choose their career path. As in our country this system is not available yet, we have to make our initiatives by own. Choosing the best career can change your whole life. So, it is necessary to work for this from the early stage of university life. Anyone can continue his/her higher education such as M.Sc., MBA, PGD etc. as per choice which will add value in career. Hope Bangladesh will get her sun-child by soon who will be confident, educated, honest, leader & can compete with the people of other developed countries.

Written by

Sharmin Akther Diba

Industrial & Production Engineer

Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology

Email: [email protected]

LinkedIn: Sharmin Akther Diba

Increase Your Professional Communication Skill

Way to Increase Your Professional Communication Skill

Every day in our professional life we have communicate with internal and external parties. For each communication it is required to ensure minimum to high level of professionalism. Internal communication is not that much formal but in case of communication with external parties we always have to maintain required professionalism. For official purpose most of the professionals prefer written communication (Email) because of its higher acceptance of record keeping for future reference and formality. You need to keep in mind few sentences which is commonly used in professional communication those can increase your professional communication skill.

In this writing I am going to share 25 commonly used sentence that would help you to increase your professional communication skill in a good manner. And you can use these sentences for any kind of formal communication with other parties or to provide customer’s feedback.

These Commonly Used Sentences May Help You To Increase your Professional Skill

Increase Your Professional Communication Skill

  1. Hope you are doing well
  2. Your kind cooperation in this regard will be highly appreciated
  3. Please go through by below mail
  4. I am seeking your kind approval
  5. I would like to invite you that
  6. Let me check with boss/anybody you can mention
  7. Would you explain more frankly?
  8. We wish to apologies for the delay to submit the paper
  9. I will notify you once I get update
  10. We have gone through all the points
  11. I am working on it to solve the problem
  12. We are chasing our team bring it back
  13. Need your special attention to get best possible result
  14. Please keep secret since this data is very confidential
  15. Tomorrow is our public holiday therefore we will able to send goods the day after tomorrow
  16. Would you please share your comments once reviewed
  17. Allow me to jump in
  18. Allow me to write here
  19. Let me know you by tomorrow
  20. Sorry for inconvenience, resend due to typo mistake
  21. Can you write more details about this?
  22. Please acknowledge after receiving this email
  23. I would be glad if you read this message
  24. We are waiting for your quick feedback for this issues
  25. I am interested to know about your company, hopefully we will be able to build up long term business relationship.

Written by

A.M. Amirul Islam (Washim)

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Phone: +8801929643301
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Buying House Interview Questions

Commonly Asked Buying House Interview Questions

Are you looking for a job in Buying House? This article may help you to have some idea of buying house interview question. If you want to get employed in Buying House or any other multinational company, you have to face an interview. The question pattern may vary from company to company, job to job or intention of the interviewers. It will be good for you if you know the buying house interview question. I have tried to accumulate some commonly asked question by the interviewer so that you can prepare yourself mentally. For accumulating all these 26 questions, I have talked with several people who are now working in Buying House and faced these types of an interview before getting their jobs. In addition to this, I also used my own interview experience in getting my job.

Commonly Asked Buying House Interview QuestionsMost commonly asked questions for buying house interview are:

  1. Tell me about yourself/ Introduce yourself (For experienced and Fresher)
  2. Tell me which is not written in your CV you want to share with us
  3. Why do you want to change your current job? (For experienced employee)
  4. Why you changed your previous job?
  5. What is your career goal?
  6. What is your career objective?
  7. What is your career achievement? (For experienced employee)
  8. What is your home district? (Common question in Bangladesh)
  9. What is your strong side?
  10. What is your weakness?
  11. Why do you want to work here?
  12. What is your current salary? (For experienced employee)
  13. What is your specialty in this sector?
  14. What do you know about our company?
  15. What is your dream job?
  16. Why should we hire you?
  17. What is your expected salary? (Is it negotiable)
  18. How did you hear about your position?
  19. Where you want to see yourself after 5 years?
  20. How will you handle pressure in this position?
  21. How you manage your working hour?
  22. How many years do you want to work here?
  23. Why you prefer to work in this sector?
  24. What is your aim for our company?
  25. What is your main responsibility in your current job?
  26. When do you like to join here? (If they choose you)

Note: Interviewer will not give you second chance to answer your question so be careful when you are answering. Get prepared yourself before attending our job interviews and arrange all these questions answered in your mind so that you can answer them fluently.

One important thing is, listen carefully to what the interviewer is saying and after finishing, then you answer the questions. Do not interrupt when the interviewer asking your questions.

Try to be positive and never say anything which can create a bad impression about you to the employers/ interviewers.

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A.M. Amirul Islam (Washim)

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Job Description of Financial Manager

Simple Job Description of Financial Manager

The financial manager is responsible for managing the financial resources of an organization. Basically, those who make a financial plan for effective use of the fund to ensure organizational wealth maximization are known as a financial manager. The success of an organization depends on the right use of the financial resource, although it is a very tough job to manage. But financial manager/ finance manager always work for collecting fund from least costly sources and invest in a potential sector where maximization of return is insured.

Job Description of Financial Manager

A job description contains a list of responsibilities that have to be performed by a financial manager/ finance manager. It also contains what are the qualities and qualifications are required to be a finance manager. A simple job description may include followings:

  1. Title of the Job: This indicates the position of financial manager that is position can be of assistant manager/manager/ senior manager.
  2. Role of the Job or job responsibilities: There are several roles that a manager have to perform, these are
  • Required to formulate financial planning and taking a financial decision as per the requirement of the company.
  • Preparing a monthly/ quarterly/ yearly budget for the company.
  • Monitoring cash inflow and outflow over the period.
  • Preparing reports and financial statements.
  • Ensuring the wealth maximization of the company as it is the primary goal.
  • Prepare a financial report to check the performance of the company, whether the performance is upward or downward.
  • Make a forecast of future demand of the fund and take initiative to manage this fund timely.
  • Maintain a good relationship with the creditor.
  • Ensuring balance between long term and short term asset and liabilities.
  • Formulating collection and payment mechanism (collection of accounts receivable, payout the accounts payable)

job description of financial manager

  1. Location of the Job: Location of job or workplace for the manager, current location or probable future location need to be mention clearly.
  2. Remuneration/ Benefit of the Job: The amount of remuneration which will be provided for the financial manager over the period is needed to be mentioned. Because this one is the influential factor that will create interest in working.